Apple and Dried-Fruit Spice Pie

Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Dan Becker

Time: 2 hours, plus cooling time. A fresh take on mincemeat pie, adapted from a recipe created by Carolyn Beth Weil for Williams-Sonoma Collection: Pie & Tart (Simon & Schuster, 2003; $17).

Yield: Serves 12
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 503
  • Calories from fat: 28%
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated fat: 9.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 89g
  • Fiber: 4.9g
  • Sodium: 122mg
  • Cholesterol: 41mg

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds Granny Smith apples (about 6), peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
  • 2/3 cup dried cherries
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2/3 cup golden raisins
  • 2/3 cup dark raisins
  • 2/3 cup dried currants
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Finely shredded zest of 1 orange
  • Finely shredded zest of 1 lemon
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup dark rum such as Myers
  • Double-Crust Pie Dough, strips prepared for a lattice top

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350° with a rack in lowest position. Working in 2 batches, pulse apples in a food processor into pea-size pieces. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Put cherries, cranberries, and raisins in food processor and whirl just until fruit starts to break up. Combine with apples.
  2. 2. Stir in currants, spices, salt, zests, sugars, cornstarch, and rum. Pour mixture into prepared pie pan and spread level.
  3. 3. Lay 1 dough strip horizontally on top edge of pie. Then lay 1 strip vertically on left edge of pie, with the strips meeting at the corner. Lay strip 3 of dough 1/2 in. below and parallel to first strip. Then lay strip 4 of dough 1/2 in. to the right and parallel to strip 2. Continue, working from top to bottom and left to right, until lattice is complete. Trim excess dough flush with pan edge, then use floured hands to press edge of pie and seal strips to bottom edge.
  4. 4. Bake pie until golden brown and bubbling, 1 1/2 hours (you may need to put a drip pan under pie for last 30 minutes). Let cool to room temperature to serve.
  5. Make ahead: Prepare filling and chill up to 1 day. Bring to room temperature while rolling out dough, then bake as directed.
  6. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
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